Pont du Gard

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Pont du Gard

(pôN dü gär), Roman aqueduct across the Gard River, Gard dept., S France. Built in 19 B.C. to supply NîmesNîmes
, city (1990 pop. 133,607), capital of Gard dept., S France, in Cévennes. An important market town and rail hub, its products include machinery, textiles and clothing, and tinware. An old Gallic town, it became Roman c.120 B.C.
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 with water, it consists of three tiers of arches and is c.900 ft (270 m) long and c.160 ft (50 m) high. This famous construction is admired for its architectural proportions. The lowest tier is now used as a road bridge.